Lot 3013. A Molded Ding Lion and Grapevine Dish, Northern Song Dynasty, 10th-12th Century. D 16.7cm. Estimate HKD 250,000 - 300,000 (USD 31,905 - 38,286). Sold price HKD 531,000 (USD 67,766). © Poly Auction.
Well potted with shallow rounded sides supported on a short straight foot, the interior freely carved to the central medallion with a sinuous chilong, its face turned slightly to one side with its body curled around, all encircled by a broad lotus band interspersed with small blossoms and grape vine scrolls, and delicately coiling tendrils. covered overall in an ivory-white glaze pooling at the recesses, the rim bound with copper.
Provenance: John Sparks (1854-1914), England, no.364
Dr. Carl Kempe (1884-1967), Sweden, no.383
Poly Hong Kong. The Collection of Shu Zheng Zhai - A Selection of Archaic Chinese Ceramics II, 2 october 2018, Grand Hyatt Hong Kong